Volunteering your way to a job

With unemployment statistics on the rise, we need to continue to use our creativity to land a job. 

Volunteerism needs to be part of your job searching plans.  We all have time on our hands when you consider the lack of positions to interview for.  Volunteering is the perfect way to put that spare time to productive use.  Volunteers are in big demand by non profit organizations.  Non profits are under the tightest of budget crunches while the demands for their services are increasing during this economic meltdown.  This creates an great opportunity for you to put your skills to work.

Volunteering is a great way to augment your job search.  When we volunteer, we make network with new contacts, and put our skills to work in ways that can lead to a new career.  I’m currently volunteering for a local community non profit organization that provides management consulting to non profit organizations.

Think about volunteering with a twist.  Volunteering is a great way to get your foot in the door of a company that you would love to go to work for.  We’ve all run into the situation where the company that we really want to go to work for, has no open positions.  Why not offer to do some volunteer work?  This gets your foot in the door and gives you the opportunity to make that foot in the door to a real job.

Good searching!

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One Response to “Volunteering your way to a job”

  1. Sam Diener Says:

    Don’t forget, it feels REALLY good too when you help someone. It’s almost as good as working out.

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